Ukip in chaos as party turns on Farage

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Ukip in chaos as party turns on Farage over claim NHS cannot survive… while policy chief is sacked for not coming up with any policies

  • Ukip leader Nigel Farage raised prospect of privatising large parts of NHS
  • Claimed it was a ‘debate we’re all going to have to return to’ to save NHS
  • But Ukip health spokesman Louise Bours slapped down Mr Farage
  • She said: ‘The vast majority of Ukip members favour a state-funded NHS’ 
  • Ukip have replaced policy chief Tim Aker for failing to complete manifesto
  • Ukip’s deputy chair Suzanne Evans is now drafted in to finish the manifesto

Ukip’s general election campaign descended into chaos this morning after internal party rows over policy spilled out into the open.

The party’s health spokesman Louise Bours publicly slapped down party leader Nigel Farage after he suggested the NHS may need to be privatised to cope with the growing pressure on the health budget caused by a rapidly-ageing population.

It came after the Ukip MEP in charge of writing the party’s 2015 manifesto was replaced – after not coming up with any policies.

Tim Aker has been replaced as the Ukip policy chief after failing to complete the party's manifesto in time for May's crunch general election

FARAGE: IT’S ‘CURTAINS’ FOR ME IF BRITAIN VOTES TO STAY IN THE EU

Nigel Farage has admitted he would be forced to resign if Britain voted to stay in the European Union in a referendum.

The Ukip leader said it would be ‘curtains’ for him and his colleagues if the country rejected the chance to cut ties with Brussels.

David Cameron has promised a referendum on Britain’s membership if the Conservatives form the next government.

Mr Farage said: ‘The loss of a referendum means curtains for Nigel and it means curtains for the current crowd here in head office.’

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